Bideford McDonald’s to be open this summer with Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre restaurant opening in 2016.

McDonald’s is edging ever closer to Bideford as engineering works taking place at the Atlantic Park site are due to be completed by the end of May.

Once finished, McDonald’s will begin building its restaurant and drive-thru on the site in the summer.

A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the McDonald’s development on Atlantic Park aims to open in the latter half of summer.

“The drive-thru restaurant will bring over 65 new jobs, both full and part-time, and will provide significant investment for the town.”

Work will then commence on the Brewers Fayre restaurant and Premier Inn, which is expected to be operational by spring 2016.

Applications for an Aldi store and Starbucks, the second phase of the site, were submitted to Torridge District Council before Christmas and are currently awaiting validation.

If approved, they are also expected to open in spring 2016.